Published in AIDS Weekly, January 3rd, 2005
"Vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is the primary cause of infection by this retrovirus in infants. ... To shed light on the relationship between endocytosis and the fate of HIV-1 in polarized trophoblasts, the step-by-step movements of HIV-1 within the endocytic compartments were tracked by confocal imaging," wrote G. Vidricaire and colleagues, CHU Laval, Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Quebec City.
"Incoming virions were initially located in early endosomes. As...
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